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DIGINITAS digging out from 'avalanche'
Aug 20, 1970

The Swiss euthanasia organization DIGNITAS has recently been obliged to virtually close its doors due to enormous pressure of work. It has received extensive world publicity this year about its euthanasia services, resulting in it being swamped with applications. It has been reduced to sending automatic, formal replies to inquirers. DIGNITAS is based in Forch, close to Zurich.

INJURED MAN IN LIFE SUPPORT CASE DIES
Aug 20, 1970

INJURED MAN IN LIFE SUPPORT CASE DIES Court: His wife and mother had battled for years over the right to end medical aid.

July 18, 2001

Los Angeles Times

Maura Dolan, Times Legal Affairs Writer

Robert Wendland, focus of California court

case, photographed in May, prior to his death



San Francisco-- A severely disabled man who is the subject of a closely watched right-to-die case before the California Supreme Court died of pneumonia Tuesday, family lawyers and a hospital official said.

Practical Issues in Physician-Assisted Suicide
Aug 20, 1970

American College for Physicians offers facts on legal and medical consequences of physician-assisted suicide.

A Hemlock by any other name...
Aug 20, 1970

The Hemlock Society USA intends to change its name to one more acceptable to legislators. But it cannot make up its mind to what. When Hemlock’s founders adopted the name in l980 it was meant as an allusion to the poison weed used by ancient Greek and Roman civilizations for suicide. In literature, particularly Shakespeare, the ‘taking of hemlock’ referred to rational suicide. American legislators apparently see odious connotations to Socrates taking hemlock because the Roman Senate condemned to him to death or exile for treasonous teachings.

Advocate dedicates her life to a dignified death
Aug 20, 1970

Lesley Martin will be married in the school hall at Wanganui Girls College a week today. Three days before the nuptials, Ms Martin, who has been charged with attempting to kill her ill mother, Joy, will appear in the Wanganui District Court for a hearing.

Ashcroft's odd targets
Aug 20, 1970

We have terrorists on the loose, anthrax wafting through the mail, and the Justice Department is in hot pursuit of ... terminally ill patients?

Cruzan. v. Director, DMH 497 U.S. 261 (1990)
Aug 20, 1970
United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) rejects Ramon Sampedro's heir demand
Aug 20, 1970

The UNHCR ruled the claim of Ramon Samedro's heir against the Spanish government to be inadmissable.

Declarations on Assisted Dying
Aug 20, 1970

The following Declarations were made at International Conferences of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies.

Schiavo to ask judge to let wife die soon
Aug 20, 1970

A court has ruled that Michael Schiavo can remove his wife's feeding tube after her parents' appeals are exhausted.

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